Research Interests

My main research focus is on economic sanctions and foreign policy: how they work, when they do not work, sanctions busting, economic statecraft, and how economic sanctions fit into the broader frame of foreign policy decision-making, and how countries respond to and cope with sanctions. In comparative politics, I am really fascinated in how researchers conceptualize “the state,” and my other two research foci relate to it. The first is on how domestic and global politics intersect and influence each other, specifically in Southeast Asia and Italian politics. The second is terrorism financing and what states do to curtail it and how they curtail it (or do not), and how the domestic/global interact to facilitate or hinder said financing.